The European Parliament Thursday condemned Qatari authorities for the alleged human rights abuses and urged FIFA and Qatar to compensate for widespread human rights abuses that migrant workers have endured while building the 2022 World Cup infrastructure. European Parliament supported migrant workers and their families, human rights organization, football associations, sponsors, political leaders, athletes, and labour [...]
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has sentenced Mohammed Khalifa, a Canadian born in Saudi Arabia, to life in prison for his involvement with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as a media figure and foreign fighter. Khalifa pleaded guilty in December 2021 to “conspiring to [...]
A three-judge Irish Special Criminal Court panel Monday found Lisa Smith, a former Irish soldier, guilty of being a member of ISIS. Smith traveled to Syria after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the former head of the Islamic State Caliphate, asked international Muslims to come to Syria. Smith plead not guilty to ISIS membership, claiming she only traveled [...]
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates, decreed Sunday that non-Muslims (citizens and foreign nationals) will now be allowed to marry and have their marriages recognized in the Emirates. This is a significant shift in Emirate’s marriage law, which was previously based on Islamic Sharia law. Sharia law [...]
An increasing number of children are being killed and recruited by armed groups in Sahel’s tri-border area in Niger, Amnesty International said in a report on Sunday. The report, titled “I Have Nothing Left Except Myself,” states that children are being killed and targeted for recruitment by armed groups near Niger’s borders with Mali and [...]
On Friday the United States and people who respect justice around the world lost a very special jurist, William Ramsey Clark (December 18, 1927 – April 9, 2021), a man unique among lawyers for his steadfast commitment to justice for all. He served his country as the 66th Attorney General of the United States from [...]
The Supreme Court’s 5-4 invalidation, in Department of Homeland Security, et. al. v. Regents of the University of California, et. al. of the Trump Administration’s attempt to rescind the DACA program has obvious practical (if only temporary) significance for millions of Americans. The Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program provided renewable two-year deferrals from [...]
The UK’s High Court ruled Thursday that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) organized the abduction of his two children to Dubai and the intimidation of his wife, Princess Haya. Princess Haya fled to the UK with their two children following allegations of torture and intimidation, after which Sheikh Mohammad [...]
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The High Court of South Africa ruled Friday that President Jacob Zuma's appointment of a State Prosecutor who would decide whether to reinstate corruption charges...
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: California's Public Counsel partnered with Morrison & Foerster on Tuesday to file a lawsuit in the Superior Court of Los Angeles claiming the state has failed to uphold its...